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Old 3rd Aug 2015, 22:38
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Not in the oak paneled board rooms upstairs I bet Mr Angels,only the little people go to jail.
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Old 3rd Aug 2015, 23:05
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You are right Mr D. One of the astonishing things about Nick Leeson was that he was in charge of both the trading and settlement side of things.

Did management question the wisdom of having Dracula in charge of the blood bank? Did they actually ask how one man could make 10 percent of a bank's entire profit in one year? Nope they lapped it up and gave him a 130,000 quid bonus for 10 million quid in profits.

Their bonuses were a lot higher. They should have done some porridge with him!

I won't go into detail, but something very similar is happening right now.
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Old 3rd Aug 2015, 23:23
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Evening all,

Chest x-ray - nil defects found, meds upped again, I now have a puffer thing that retails at 51, not to me I only pay10%, should do summat at that price.

Rush to get to the Post office in Frigiliana before it closes in the morning, We have registered communication from the tax man.

Night night, sleep tight ...............
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Old 4th Aug 2015, 03:51
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Up and about at this silly hour to take friends to Marseille for an early flight back to the UK. The rest of the day will be a fuddle!
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Old 4th Aug 2015, 04:15
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Driven from me scratcher by the insomnia fairies.
I shall have an early breakfast and then give sleep another attempt.

Time not completely wasted though as I found that photo of the fish and chip
shop on here -

https://www.pinterest.com/darnsian/s...orth-of-wales/

The caption with it is :-

C. 1969: Fish & chips shop in Richmond,Surrey.The design of the shop here is a wonderful left over from the 1930s.The shop is run by a family: the wife serves the customers & takes the money,the husband fries the fish.Next to each fryer is a flat tin containing a batter made of milk,eggs & flour.Into it the fillet of fish is dipped & straightaway goes into the fat,emerging as a delicious,morsel dressed in a crisp, golden jacket of batter.Fish & Chips were still wrapped in newspaper at this time
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Old 4th Aug 2015, 05:32
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Good morning all. Better than yesterday woke at 3 but managed another 2 and a bit hours.
New phone ordered yesterday and got a great deal on a tab...company pays.
New plumber coming today hope he can sort out the leak on the boiler. Gammon last night, second joint of a turkey leg tonight.

Time not completely wasted though as I found that photo of the fish and chip
shop on here -
Did they give you scraps down South one wonders??

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Old 4th Aug 2015, 05:55
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Hopefully non of this battered pineapple rings or banana stuff. In my day we would take a doorstep sandwich with oodles of butter and jam, and the chippy would dip it in batter and deep fry it for a few pennies. Parents would get the fish, and us kids a hot chip sandwich, with a deep fried jam sarnie for afters.
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Old 4th Aug 2015, 06:48
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Yup Nigel, scraps down south as well!
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Old 4th Aug 2015, 07:43
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Morning peeps,more sunshine here, excellent sleep last night feeling bright eyed and bush tailed again this morning, that's two in a row.
Scraps were called scranchins up here.
Fish Cakes!. I just remember fish shops also sold fish cakes and jars of pickled onions of course

Cant say I was ever very fond of fish cakes.
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Old 4th Aug 2015, 07:51
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Here's be a bonny picture of what used to be a proper working river,a sterile bit of pretty scenery now, would have been awash wi ships muck and thousands of men earning a honest living fiifty years ago.
I much prefered it then.
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Old 4th Aug 2015, 07:53
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Morning all, definitely an autumnal feel to things, I've noticed an abundance of spiders and we found a large green (three inches long) cricket/grasshopper in the bedroom last night.

Home made fish cakes can be very tasty. In the chippies we used to get pickled eggs as well, these were kept in a large sweet jar on the glass counter. We have a very good chippie locally.
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Old 4th Aug 2015, 08:06
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Morning folks.

Damn big bruise where vampire struck yesterday, so arnica has been applied.

We used to have specials in our chippies....slice of potato deep fried in batter.
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Old 4th Aug 2015, 08:28
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Into it the fillet of fish is dipped & straightaway goes into the fat,
In Richmond, Surrey they would use OIL!
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Old 4th Aug 2015, 08:30
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I'd forgotten about the specials Ibbie.
I seem to remember that the fish cakes from our local chippy was two
slices of potatoe sandwiching a layer of fish and the lot deep fried in
batter.

I also remember my father telling me that on washing day, his job was to take a meat and potato pie down to the bakers where it was put into the bread oven to cook. All the other urchins would be there doing the same.

A bit grey overhead.
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Old 4th Aug 2015, 08:31
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We used to have specials in our chippies....slice of potato deep fried in batter.
We called that a 'fritter'.
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Old 4th Aug 2015, 08:44
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Greetings,

Hazy Blue, 26 heading for a guess of 35.

There was a chippy in Todmorden which had a special batter and queues. He had a barrier like you get in airports. Was good though, his special was battered and deep fried new potatoes ..............

Learner phlebotomist then Ibbie should demand the best.







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Old 4th Aug 2015, 08:55
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The best chippies fry in Beef Dripping...
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Old 4th Aug 2015, 09:09
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We used to have specials in our chippies....slice of potato deep fried in batter.
Sometimes called scallops as well.

Dull and cold outside.

One bit of sadness today
Quote:
Dambusters pilot Les Munro dies in New Zealand aged 96 - BBC News
Lest we forget.
He was the last surviving pilot. Not many of them left now..all heroes.
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Old 4th Aug 2015, 09:24
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Mr Davaar sent me a book written by a wartime Lancaster Pilot,'Ghosts of Targets Past' signed by the Author and other members of the crew.
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Old 4th Aug 2015, 09:48
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Originally Posted by ian16th View Post
In Richmond, Surrey they would use OIL!
These days, yes. But back until the mid-70's beef dripping was the norm. (Legacy of war years, when dripping was one of the few things not 'on points'. Me gran could do wondrous things with beef dripping .)
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